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Sardine Bahn Mi?

HLing Jun 23, 2006 01:39 AM

Anyone tried it? I saw it written on the side on the board at the Saigon Bahn Mi place on Mott near Grand.

How long has this been going on?

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    Nosher Jun 23, 2006 01:45 AM

    I've eaten them several times and love them. They've had them there for as long as I've been going there (~2 yrs.).


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    1. re: Nosher
      djk Jun 23, 2006 01:49 PM

      i love them and have enjoyed them for at least four years......

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      Spoony Bard Jun 23, 2006 02:27 PM

      Sardine Bahn Mi are commonplace, and taste just as you'd expect. If you like sardines, go for it. Only thing is that because of the toasted bread they boast an extra-fishy aroma. Wash it down with your durian shake and you'll be all right.

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        polimorfos Jun 24, 2006 03:26 AM

        Delicious and healthy. Dig them Omega 3's....

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          randumbposter Jun 24, 2006 03:47 AM

          I've seen them on the menu at various bahn mi places but I have never ordered it. Is the sandwich usually made with fresh sardines, canned sardines, dried sardines etc... ?

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          1. re: randumbposter
            polimorfos Jun 24, 2006 04:54 AM

            Made w/ canned sardines, of course...

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            mrnyc Jun 24, 2006 05:56 PM

            hling i've had the sardine bahn mi several times, including about a month ago. it's delicious. i have enjoyed going thru the whole bahn mi menu there over the years.

            lately i have been venturing onward to the 8th ave bahn mi spots in sunset park in brooklyn.

            1. JMF Jun 24, 2006 08:57 PM

              Saigon Banh Mi on Mott started serving them since not too long after they moved from their old location. Bahn Mi So 1 on Broome has had them for several years. I tried one once and it was ok, but not my favorite. If you love sardines or cured fish you will enjoy it.

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                HLing Jun 25, 2006 02:44 AM

                Thanks everyone for replying..but special thanks to JMF for making me feel like I'm not crazy. I mean, Saigon Banh Mi on Mott hasn't been at the current location that long...so when people were saying they've had it there for 2, 4 years I was a bit puzzled.

                The menu at this location is very short, only 4 or 5 items. There's pork and there's chicken. The Sardine one was listed off the main line and written slanted on the upper left corner, which is why I thought I'd never seen it there before.

                If the canned sardine they use is the ones with tomato sauce i will probably love it.

                If their version of the sardine sandwich is as good and fresh as their pork ones, (recent comparison of a BBQ pork Bahn Mi from "Bale" was not as good)I think I need to give it a try.

                With or without Durian shake....

                1. re: HLing
                  Peter Cuce Jun 26, 2006 12:32 PM

                  The canned sardines they use are much bigger than the usual sardines you see in the grocery store. I wonder where they get them.

                  1. re: Peter Cuce
                    polimorfos Jun 26, 2006 02:17 PM

                    Canned sardines from Morrocco or Portugal are usually large. Check the packaging for origin.

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